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MSNBC
Mar 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
, again, if the president wants to let our unwillingness to raise taxes get in the way, then we're not going to be able to set differences aside and focus on what we agree on. and my take away was that. >> frank and candid are always interesting diplomatic code words when year overseas. thiser boehner in today's "the washington post." for all of washington's focus on the president's outreach to republicans, it's his engagement with members of his own party n that will determine whether we succeed dealing with the challenges facing our economy. the fact is there are folks on both side of the aisle that talk a good game on the idea of reforming medicare or doing something about social security, nobody wants to own the plan. they want to agree to it reluctantly to a plan brought up by the other side because here's another fact. medicare and social security are universally popular and even in a republican primary getting caught messing around with social security without a reason is bad politics. so any time you hear this from either side, the other side needs to lead, translation
MSNBC
Mar 13, 2013 6:00am PDT
.85 trillion off the deficit over the next decade. it does so by raising nearly $1 trillion in new tax revenue, by cutting tax expenditures, and closing loopholes in the tax code and cutting $733 billion in spending. the remainder of the package is made up of savings on interest payments. murray's budget includes $275 billion in some health care cuts, less than the $400 billion the president previously put on the table and what he talked about in the state of the union. it includes $240 billion in defense cuts. senate democrats also propose $100 billion on new stimulus spending on infrastructure projects. >>> the budget includes no change to social security. the president reportedly faced some skepticism yesterday when he spoke to senate democrats about potential plans to switch to a, quote, chained cpi, which could lower the rate at which social security benefits are increased and cut the cost of the program in the long run. this morning, the liberal "huffington post" has a banner headline quoting senator tom harkin. quote, he said he hopes we reach some grand bargain. but what is in that gra
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Mar 18, 2013 6:00am PDT
cartwright campaigned on the environment, corporate tax reform and openly embraced the president's health care reform. something his democratic rival voted against. cartwright won the democratic primary by double digits and went on to easily beat his republican challenger. joining me, congressman matt cartwright. also joining with us fellow freshman who we met a few weeks ago. we save the biography a little bit. indiana republican congressman luke messer, president of the republican freshman class. congressman cartwright, you are one of four presidents, i need to get that clear, right? have you guys decided how you serve? >> that's -- we have. the first year is going to be split. we have co-presidents the first year between me and a terrific congressman from san antonio, texas. joaquin castro. we'll be co-presidents the first year. the second year will be michelle luhan gresham from new mexico. and a terrific congressman from maryland, john delaney. >> who we met just last week here. congressman cartwright i want to start with you. i know you guys had a bipartisan meeting last week with b
MSNBC
Mar 19, 2013 6:00am PDT
have from the start, they raised taxes to be prepared to pay for the cost of war and not cut them dramatically as we did. i think we didn't dot part we should have in terms of proiing revenue to make sure we can pay for this. the cost of war is well-understood. this should not be a prize. we make sure we had the personnel available to make sure the benefits get processed. >> ten years later, the big take away from the american involvement in iraq, do you think this left an imprint on the generations of americans that war should be the last possible thing to be considered? >> absolutely. iraq was a complicated situation. even when we went to war, we had a no-fly zone. the iraq military was shooting at us every day. saddam hussein is not sustainable. it was a very difficult situation to figure out what to do. i think what we learned is no matter how difficult the situation is, understand the cost of stepping across the line and going to war. it is an enormous cost. i hope you will keep that cost in mind before we rush to judgment on how to deal with the situation. >> the armed servi
MSNBC
Mar 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
or is it hedge funds? is it going to be vaccines for children or is it going to be tax breaks for wealthy insurance companies? and i think that americans are not, you know, they're for balancing the budget, perhaps, but they're not for cutting programs that are really going to help the middle class and those who aspire to it. >> it will be interesting to see. balancing the budget is so popular with all the focus groups. but you're attempting to show what it really would mean literally. congressman jan schakowsky, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> up next, chuck joins us again from jerusalem for a deep dive into the millions of dollars the u.s. is spending on israel's state of the art air defense system. >> reporter: i'm not sure how many rockets are being fired now. but the iron dome one, two, three, 4 iron dome rockets are exploding. >>> nbc's resident iron dome expert and probably the best script writer at the network, martin fletcher will join chuck. [ female announcer ] birdhouse plans. nacho pans. glass on floors. daily chores. for the little mishaps you feel use neosporin t
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